Indian Polity by Laxmikanth is a very popular book for civil services examination particularly for Public Administration. In fact, till a few years back when there were optional subjects in the preliminary exam as well, Laxmikanth was indispensable for Pub Ad and IAS aspirants used to literally rote the entire book.
In Laxmikant each and every topic is covered in an organised way,while other books are very complicated and from which revision is almost impossible at the last hour. Also after reading Laxmikant,you no need to make separate notes..
Block one: The BASE
1.Salient features of the Indian Constitution
2.Preamble to the Constitution
3.Union and its territory
5.Directive principles of state policy
7.Amendment of the constitution
8.Basic structure of the constitution.
Block two: UNION GOVT
4.Central Council of Ministers
Block 3: JUDICIARY
Block 4: State Government
3.State Council of Ministers
Block 5:Local Government
Block 6: Constitutional Bodies
2.Union Public service commission
3.State Public service Commission
5.National Commission for SC’s
6. National Commission for ST’s
7.Special officer for Linguistic minorities
8.Comptroller and auditor general of India
9.Attorney General of India.
10.Advocate General of India.
Block 7:Non-Constitutional Bodies
Block 8: System of Government
Block 9: AUXILIARY TOPICS
5.Special status of Jammu and Kashmir
6.Special provision for some states
8.Scheduled and tribal areas
Block 10: Constituional Framework
2.Making of the constitution